The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3939

Builder Identification

B. 1840, England; in U.S., 1860; partner in Marshall Brothers Organ Co. of Ripon, WI, 1864-1867; with various successor firms until 1911; d. 1918

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -- Born 1840 in Tottenham, England; brother of Edward, George, and Thomas Marshall, father of Douglas B., George D., Newton C., and O. Alison Marshall; his obituary* cites association with Henry Willis & Sons in England, uncorroborated; immigrated to the U.S., 1860; partner in Marshall Brothers Organ Co. of Ripon, WI, 1864-1867; with successor Marshall & Odenbrett, 1867-1870; with Marshall Brothers of Milwaukee, WI, 1870-1872; with Marshall Brothers & Clarke of Milwaukee, WI, 1872-1874; with Marshall Brothers of Milwaukee, WI, 1876-1877; established firm, 1880, installed Hook & Hastings organ, c. 1883; partner with John L. Lancashire in Lancashire-Marshall Co. of Moline, IL, 1891-1902; in successor Marshall-Bennett firm, Rock Island, IL, with Robert J. Bennett, 1902-1908; established firm in Kansas City, MO, 1911, representative of Austin firm of Hartford, CT; died 10 May 1918.

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